Thursday, September 23, 2010

5 on Friday - 33

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Once upon a time, in a land that lies just within reach, three girls were born into an exceedingly silly family.

If there was one solid thread that ran through their lives, it was silliness.

When they grew up and went to university, the middle girl worked as a club DJ. When the youngest girl got married, it was a natural fit for the middle girl to compile a music set for the bride's reception.

As the wedding day went along, the oldest girl constantly laughed to herself over silly songs that popped up in the mix along with lovely, romantic songs. She would look around and see other members of their family also chuckling to themselves as the silly songs popped up.

For today's 5 on Friday, here are five silly moments my family savoured during my sister's wedding reception two weeks ago - courtesy of my cousin, Julianne.

1 - Love is All Around - Sonny Curtis

Opening theme for The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day
And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

Well, it's you girl and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement
You show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it?
You're gonna make it after all

- Sonny Curtis

2 - I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family

From The Patridge Family series

I think I love you
So what am I so afraid of?
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of
A love there is no cure for

I think I love you
Isn't that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say
That I've never felt this way

- Tony Romeo

3 - The Lonely Goatherd - Julie Andrews and cast

From the Sound of Music soundtrack

One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd

Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard
What a duet for a girl and goatherd

- Hammerstein / Rodgers

4 - Beyond the Sea - Robbie Williams

From the Finding Nemo soundtrack

Beyond the sea
Waiting for me

My lover stands
On golden sands
And watches the ships
That go sailing

Beyond the sea
He's there
Watching for me

If I could fly
Like birds on high
Then straight to his arms
I'd go sailing

- Lawrence / Trenet

5 - Always Look on The Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle

From the Life of Brian soundtrack

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing

When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly, chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle
That's the thing

- Eric Idle


Mike Golch said...

Great selections.Mine will be posting about 9:30 in the Morning.

Jamie said...

Every single song made me smile either by association with a show/movie or just the delights of memory. Wonderful goup.

Julianne MacLean said...

I'm still listening to that playlist on my ipod. It's fun :)

Akelamalu said...

I love your selection today Julia. Beyond the Sea is a favourite of mine. :)

Linda said...

I know all these and I love them all! Your cousin may be silly but she has great taste in music though I fear I will be humming "Always Look on the Bright Side" for the rest of the evening!

Travis Cody said...

Those were great. I knew each of them and had a memory associated with each.